‘The Big Bang Theory’ season 6: A new form of domination

The Big Bang Theory CastWhen we posted the DVR ratings for “The Big Bang Theory’s” first season 6 episode of 2013 last week, we were instantly curious as to whether or not the next episode was going to top it, given that it drew a series-high rating in the 18-49 demographic when it aired for the first time.

As it turns out here, the answer is a definitive “yes.” While the January 3 episode drew a stellar 8.0 rating once the 7-day DVR figures were added to the equation, we can now officially report (per TVbythenumbers) that the overall figures for the January 10 episode equaled out to be an astounding 8.3. This was easily enough to once again make the adventures of Sheldon Cooper the #1 show on TV once this viewership was factored in, though there must be an honorable mention given here to “Modern Family,” who increased its own audience by almost 50% before finishing with an almost-as-impressive 7.0. Let this serve as evidence for those proclaiming that “Modern Family” is starting to lose its luster with viewers; more people are merely just deciding to watch the show live.

The next opportunity for the sitcom to break its own record will come on January 31, but we have a feeling the show will have a little bit of a harder time from here on out. After all, it now is being forced to compete against another ratings machine in “American Idol,”  and the two likely will hurt each other at least a little bit when it comes to their live airings.

Do you think we will see any more “Big Bang Theory” records this year? If you want to see what Jim Parsons had to say while on the red carpet for the SAG Awards Sunday, be sure to head on over to the link here.

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